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Car bomb kills 37, wounds 141 in southern Pakistan
pfg8866 发表于 2013/3/5 11:22:00

A private Earth-to-orbit delivery service made good on its latest shipment to the International Space Station on Sunday, overcoming mechanical difficulty and delivering a ton of supplies with high-flying finesse.

To NASA's relief, the SpaceX company's Dragon capsule pulled up to the orbiting lab with all of its systems in perfect order. Station astronauts used a hefty robot arm to snare the unmanned Dragon, and three hours later, it was bolted into place.


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Obama renews budget offer to cut social safety net
pfg8866 发表于 2013/3/4 11:16:00

President Barack Obama raised anew the issue of cutting entitlements such as Medicare and Social Security as a way out of damaging budget cuts, a White House official said on Sunday, as both sides in Washington tried to limit a fiscal crisis that may soon hit millions of Americans.

Signaling he might be ready to explore a compromise to end automatic spending cuts that began late Friday, Obama mentioned reforming these entitlement programs in calls with lawmakers from both parties on Saturday afternoon.


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Scientists say baby born with HIV apparently cured
pfg8866 发表于 2013/3/4 11:15:00

A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, Wholesale Oakley Sunglasses describing the case of a child from Mississippi who's now 2? and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection.

There's no guarantee the child will remain healthy, although sophisticated testing uncovered just traces of the virus' genetic material still lingering. If so, it would mark only the world's second reported cure.


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Cuts imminent, Senate rejects stopgap efforts
pfg8866 发表于 2013/3/2 9:37:00

Squabbling away the hours, the Senate swatted aside last-ditch plans to block $85 billion in broad-based federal spending reductions Thursday as President Barack Obama and Republicans blamed each other for the latest outbreak of gridlock and the administration readied plans to put the cuts into effect.

So entrenched were the two parties that the Senate chaplain, Barry Black, opened the day's session with a prayer that beseeched a higher power to intervene.

"Rise up, O God, and save us from ourselves," he said of cuts due to take effect sometime on Friday.


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Benedict becomes 1st pope in 600 years to resign
pfg8866 发表于 2013/3/2 9:35:00

Benedict XVI left the Catholic Church in unprecedented limbo Thursday as he became the first pope in 600 years to resign, capping a tearful day of farewells that included an extraordinary pledge of obedience to his successor.

As bells tolled, two Swiss Guards standing at attention at the papal palace in Castel Gandolfo shut the thick wooden doors shortly after 8 p.m., symbolically closing out a papacy whose legacy will be most marked by the way it ended — a resignation instead of a death.


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Obama to name Edith Ramirez as FTC chief
pfg8866 发表于 2013/3/1 10:21:00

President Barack Obama is to name Edith Ramirez, once his colleague at the Harvard Law Review, as chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, the FTC said on Thursday.

Ramirez, 44, a Democrat who worked for Obama during the 2008 presidential race, was a lawyer specializing in business litigation and intellectual property in Los Angeles. She has been a commissioner since 2010.

Ramirez is to begin work as chairman on Monday, the FTC said in a statement.


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Vegas shooting suspect arrested in Los Angeles
pfg8866 发表于 2013/3/1 10:17:00

A self-described pimp was arrested Thursday in Los Angeles, ending a manhunt that began after a vehicle-to-vehicle shooting and spectacular, fiery crash that killed three people on the Las Vegas Strip a Fake Oakleys Wholesale week ago, police said.

Ammar Harris, 26, surrendered to a team of police and federal agents who found him inside a North Hollywood apartment after a woman answered the door, authorities said.


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Titanic II blueprints unveiled, but don't call it
pfg8866 发表于 2013/2/28 9:13:00

Australian mining entrepreneur Clive Palmer on Tuesday unveiled blueprints for Titanic II, a modern replica of the doomed ocean liner, although he stopped short of calling the vessel unsinkable.

The ship will largely recreate the design and decor of the fabled original, with some modifications to keep it in line with current safety rules and shipbuilding practices, and the addition of some modern comforts such as air conditioning, Palmer said at a press conference in New York.


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Gun buyback proposal would trade firearms for Beyo
pfg8866 发表于 2013/2/28 9:07:00

Got a gun? Hand it in, and you could end up with a ticket to Beyoncé's Mrs. Carter tour.

At least, that's the dream of music manager Michael "Blue" Williams, the head of Fake Gucci Belts Family Tree Entertainment. The idea is part of his proposal for what the New York Daily News says would be the "first private-sector gun buyback program."


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Senate confirms Chuck Hagel as defense secretary
pfg8866 发表于 2013/2/27 9:01:00

The Senate on Tuesday voted to confirm former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, overcoming a fierce campaign by some GOP lawmakers to block President Barack Obama's nominee.

Hagel's Fake Oakley nomination, which required support from just a majority of the chamber, passed 58-41.


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